Cape Town, Feeling Keen for Halloween?

While South Africa may not be big on trick or treating, we do love a reason to dress up and celebrate! Here are some thrilling and shrilling activities taking place around Cape Town this Halloween…

South African Horrorfest (28 October – 6 November)

Venue: The Labia Theatre, Cape Town CBD.

Nothing like a good scare to get the blood flowing! Get your fear fix at the 11th annual HorrorFest with movies, literature, music, live readings, competitions and more. This year’s movie lineup will include bloody movies, scary short films and deadly documentaries – a chilling live performance will set the tone during a screening of 1926 silent movie Faust. If these don’t take your breath away, there’s always dancing your bum off at the Horrorfest after party.


Cost: Book your tickets for R45 – R60.
Transport: Planning on parking in Orange Street? Oh the horror! Save yourself the nightmare and book a sportshuttle taxi.

Galileo Open Air Cinema (31 October)

Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands

Bow out of October with a bang, scream and big screen at the Galileo Open Air Cinema this Halloween. This outdoor theatre returns just in time for the Hallows’ Eve with a fear-fill first screening – horror film Psycho.


Cost: Book your tickets for R79 – R149 pp.
Transport: We trust you’ll be full of fearful jitters afterwards. Why not grab a cab home?

Halloween Train Costume Party (31 October)

Venue: Cape Town Station to Stellenbosch

Been waiting for a reason to go to that fancy-dress hire shop? We think a Halloween-themed party train is a great cue! Goodibox Train Events invites you aboard their annual Halloween Costume Party – travelling from Cape Town to Stellenbosch.


Cost: Buy 1 VIP ticket and get 1 free for R280!
Transport: End Halloween on a pleasant note and make sportshuttle your designated driver.

With so many blood-curdling, bone-chilling, scream-worthy events happening around Cape Town, Halloween has never looked more daunting!